Recently I have fallen back in love with reading as I am trying out this new routine where I switch my phone off at night time and read before I fall asleep. I have to admit, I am not a big reader but when I find a book I like I will not be able to put it down. I bought a Kindle a few years ago as I thought this would inspire me to read more as all I had to do was pick it up and chose a book from the store. I used it for a while but until last week hadn’t used it in a good year or so. I was so excited about moving into my Studio Flat that I couldn’t sleep so decided to read until my eyes felt heavy. I picked up my Kindle and decided to find a free book that I could read. I eventually found this book called ‘Gone’ by Stacy Claflin, I originally thought it was part of the Gone series where all the adults go missing, and decided to give it a go. I soon discovered it wasn’t part of the Gone series but still a really gripping book. So, I thought that in today’s post I would do a review on the book as I really enjoyed reading it and think that some of you would too.
‘Gone’ by Stacy Claflin | ★★★★✩
Firstly this book was definately not what I was expecting. As I mentioned, I was expecting it to be the Gone series written by Micheal Grant where all the adults disappear however, this was about a 15 year old girl (Macy) being kidnapped by a man who catfished her. This man pretended to be a young boy and they talked online for a few months and she told him everything about her. Then she went to meet up with him and he ended up kidnapping her. The story then revolves around Macy’s new life as a captive and Macy’s family trying to find out what happened to her.
The book itself is written so cleverly as each chapter is from a different persons perspective. You have the mum, dad, brother, best friend, kidnapper and Macy. I love the way each chapter is from a different perspective because not only do you get to experience Macy’s life as a captive but also how life is for the family now that she is gone.
Although the book deals with some adult themes I would say it is appropriate for young adults and adults as some of the messages and themes are so easily applicable to our generation today. It is so easy now to be catfished online and can be so dangerous to meet up with anyone who you only know through messages online. You just never know who they might turn out to be!
I couldn’t put this book down I was so intrigued to find out what had happened, especially as the captor kept calling Macy his daughters name. As the book goes on you find out more about the captors story and why he did what he did however, the ending is a little annoying as it doesn’t tie up any ends and leaves it on a cliffhanger. So I did go on to buy the next one which I am so excited to read!
I would definitely recommend this book if you like crime, thriller and mystery books. Also if you want something to read that isn’t too long then this is perfect as it is only 208 pages long!
Kindle edition ~ £0.00
Paperback edition ~ £5.91
If you have read this book before I would love to know your opinions on it or if you do read it what you thought of it, so please leave your comments down below.
Have a lovely week,